No Competitive Multiplayer For Either New Assassin's Creed
Hope you didn't have a strong connection to the competitive multiplayer in Assassin's Creed.
We knew that the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Unity wouldn't have competitive multiplayer modes, and now we hear from Joystiq that the other series entry, Rogue, won't have any such modes, either.
In fact, Rogue won't feature multiplayer modes at all, while Unity will offer four-player co-op. The reason for this?
"With Assassin's Creed Unity, the pillars of the franchise have evolved thanks to the potential of new-generation consoles. With that evolution, we wanted to bring a new type of multiplayer experience, which was asked for by fans and which we wanted to explore for a long time: cooperative gameplay.
Our aim was to have a seamless single-to-multi experience: This is why we are not opposing single player and co-op; we have ancestral missions dealing with Arno's story and Brotherhood missions dealing with Arno's duties towards the Brotherhood."
Multiplayer first appeared in the franchise in 2010's Brotherhood and has been a feature in each entry since. Well, no matter. Nobody bought these games for the multiplayer component, anyway.
8/20/2014 10:15:18 PM Ben Dutka